DOJ to start probe vs Jacky Co, et.al over P1.8B shabu haul
Chinese businessman Xu Zhi Jian alias ‘Jacky Co’ – the alleged druglord Sen. Panfilo Lacson implicated in the P1.8-billion shabu shipment – along with 15 other individuals are set to appear during preliminary investigation at the Department of Justice tomorrow (Friday).
This was after the DOJ required them to answer the complaint filed by the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) against them.
Aside from Co, respondents Dong An Dong, Julie Hao Gamboa, Fe Tamayosa, Alvin Bautista, Jane Abello Castillo, Carlo Dale T. Zueta, Abraham G. Torrecampo, Arwin P. Caparros, Leonardo S. Sucaldito, and Mark Leo D. Magpayo, Brian Pabilona, Meldy Sayson, Rhea Tolosa, Edgardo Dominado, Jerry Siguenza, and Debbie Joy Aceron were likewise told to file their counter-affidavits.
Last March 22, operatives from PDEA, along with teams from the Bureau of Customs and the Philippine Coast Guard seized 276,344.82 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or shabu, concealed in sacks of plastic resin, at the Manila International Container Port- Container Freight Station 3. It was estimated to be worth P1,876,800.
PDEA filed the charges two days after Lacson delivered a privilege speech where he named “Jacky Co” as behind the P1.8-billion shabu shipment.